Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
instant background checks the technology wasn't here yet. and so it was easy to say oh, yeah, we're for instant background checks when we get there in five to ten years and but yeah, they're just -- there is a certain -- i mean if somebody was that obsessive about any other thing, if you were obsessive about drugs about anything, that was actually causing harm to the community, to society at large you clung to that and said no matter what, we need to keep doing what we're doing, you would call that person crazy. i mean, diagnosebly crazy. >> stephanie: obviously much has been written and said about gayle trotter as you say embodying the gun nut -- a senior fellow at who the [ bleep ] cares. [ laughter ] ironically, she has been against the violence against women act and here she is testifying about how she needs an uzi. i mean, yeah. right. you were saying she talked about quote-unquote the peace of mind a woman has as she's facing three, four, five violent attacker ins her home with her children screaming in the background. the peace of mind knowing she has a scary looking gun give
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
government as a country, when this technology eventually gets into their hands and they stop dropping them on us. because that is probably going to happen. >> stephanie: who is they? >> caller: whoever we are dropping them on. the terrorists. >> stephanie: uh-huh. >> caller: i would believe that eventually that is going to happen here, just like the planes flying -- >> another country getting drones and flying them here? >> caller: yeah, in other words what are we doing -- look this -- this technology i'm sure we already have people been contacted about selling it to them -- >> stephanie: but i don't understand your point so we should not use technology -- >> they still show up on radar. >> stephanie: yeah. somebody made that point yesterday. they were like what if mexico decides to do it -- >> there is a thing called identify friend of foe where you can identify whether it is us or somebody else's. >> stephanie: i'm kind of guessing that mexico wouldn't decide to spend drones into the u.s. >> i have faith in the air force to find enemy drones and shoot them down. >> stephanie: yeah.
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
that we have the technology now to target people with a minimal cost to the united states whether through drones or through other means. >> stephanie: american soldiers. >> right. right. relatively little cost to the forces. and then the other thing that's new is that in this case, it involved a u.s. citizen. and so the question becomes how do we make sure that if someone is a legitimate threat to the united states as bin laden was as yamamoto was, we can still take appropriate action while at the same time making sure that there's some checks. >> stephanie: legally ian again, because i'm trying to understand it legally at what point -- do you -- is there a point legally where you cease being an american citizen and become an enemy combatant if you're actively aiding terrorists? >> i think that the u.s. citizen point here matters less than the need for oversight generally. >> stephanie: right. >> if someone is actively engaged in war against the united states, i think if they were born in louisiana that shouldn't save them. there were nazi soldiers in world war ii who were america
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
leaders when it comes to innovating new procedures and technologies, and they are not having any problems. >> stephanie: you and i talked about the fare mongering, like for instance they have said insurance companies are raising their rates. and you said -- blame the culprit, the insurance companies. >> i don't understand why people are so hesitant to blame the people who are actually doing the bad act. if your employer is cutting back your hours because they don't want to give you access to affordable health care blame the employer. >> exactly. it's like papa john's pizza is going to be $0.14 more i have to fire people because of obamacare. blame the companies, because you are a douche. >> yeah the top five health insurance companies made more money they did the year before and the year before that. why are we feeling sorry for the wealthiest? and the people who are making record profits and paying incredible salaries d health insurance companies don't provide any actual health care. and as far as doctors are concerned, i don't know a lot of people who are deciding not to go to